Whilst all users expressed their concerns regarding the new policy as being quite breaching, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk suggested his followers with an alternative for the messaging platform. Musk through his official Twitter handle asked his followers to “Use Signal”. Signal is a messaging application that focuses on privacy.
Signal has also previously been endorsed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for being a lot safer and private. Whistleblower Edward Snowden has also claimed to use Signal on a daily basis. The platform has also been shared by various cybersecurity specialists and journalists.
Signal claims that it is an independent nonprofit. In further states on its website, “We’re not tied to any major tech companies, and we can never be acquired by one either. Development is supported by grants and donations from people like you.” The platform also claims to provide end-to-end encryption to its users.